Show Me Your Pedalboard: John

Boy it's been a while since we've done one of these but fret not, we haven't forgotten! You guys are truly the best, you're all super enthusiastic about everything Pedals And Effects, and I see all of your emails, messages, questions and pedalboards you send me. So without further ado, let's get to it, today's pedalboard comes from John from the UK! 

John plays bass in a jazz-rock trio, he's got a very modest, utilitarian board, but he's also got some fun noise makers on there too. (Not to mention a few Pedals And Effects favorites!) First up we got a Digitech Bass Whammy. I love the Bass Whammy for it's 10th interval feature as well as it's awesome tracking and pitch shifting. On both the Bass Whammy, and the updated Whammy V, Digitech added a "Chords" switch to help articulate the notes when you play a chord. Up next is the always reliable, Boss tuner followed by one of my favorites of all time, the Boss OC-2 octave pedal. 

Photo credit: Digitech

Photo credit: Digitech

Moving along, John's board gets into the modulation section starting with a Crowther Audio Prunes and Custard. Now this is one weird pedal, but it is capable of producing some of the coolest sounds ever. The pedal is a harmonic generator-intermodulator pedalaka it needs to be heard to be believed. From the Prunes and Custard, John's signal moves into a Way Huge Pork Loin fuzz into an EHX Frequency Analyzer. We move back up to the top of John's board into a Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus ending in a Way Huge Supa Puss delay out to John's amp. 

PHOTO CREDIT: STEAMPEDAL.TUMBLR.COM

PHOTO CREDIT: STEAMPEDAL.TUMBLR.COM

You're rocking a lot of cool stuff John, I would try and organize the cables from pedal to pedal as much as possible. I got a little lost following the signal path, and when playing live that could be an issue. Minimize as many "could go wrong" factors as possible! Other than that, consider a boost or maybe a compressor too! 

Thanks, John, for sending in your board. You can send your board to juan@pedalsandeffects.com and it could end up here on Pedals And Effects! Until next time. 

-Juan